Professor Puppe, Chair of Economic Theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, visited the CMSS for several weeks in February and March of 2013. Professor Puppe is managing editor of Social Choice and Welfare.
On 20 March 2013, Professor Puppe gave a Public Lecture on “Choosing how to vote: the mathematics of elections”. It gives a non-technical overview of the area. With New Zealand in the midst of a review of the Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP) voting system, the CMSS hopes that such events will promote more informed debate on this important topic.
Link to a video record of the talk (audio plus slides) here: